By Marty Bachman
The suggested theme of the mural will be, “Where the world met and became one,” and will pay homage to women of eight different ethnicities that have contributed to the town’s history and made it accepting of all people who came here to live.
Terry said that the Society was tasked with researching the women of Ely past (including the women of Ruth and McGill) to find the most prominent among them.
“We identified 25 different ladies or their families that made a difference in this community,” Terry told the council. The research was documented in a book titled, “Where the world met and became one,” and was the inspiration for the mural.
Terry said that Paul Kellogg, owner of the Hotel Nevada, chose four students to create four pieces of art featuring the women of the ethnicities chosen for them. The art pieces will then be turned into canvas wraps for the wall.
“He wanted youth involved in creating the art,” Terry said about Kellogg. She said that he chose four youths, all 15 and all freshman. One student is from Ely, one lives in Carson City and two live in Las Vegas. Each student will do four panels for a total of 16. Terry said that the Hotel Nevada would be funding the entire project.